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Improving task performance, system reliability, system and personnel safety, efficiency, and effectiveness are the division's main objectives. Its major areas of interest include task design, procedures, training, instrument and control layout and placement, stress control, anthropometrics, psychological input, and motivation.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo (UWC 2022)
August 7–10, 2022
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Nuclear power resilience in a changing climate
All 92 U.S. power reactors operating today need water—in the right place and at the right time. But extreme weather events, including floods, droughts, hurricanes, and heat waves, upend expectations and demand resilience: the ability to anticipate, accommodate, and recover from adverse impacts.
Resilience was built into today’s nuclear power plants decades ago. Weather data and climate forecasts not available then can be factored into risk analysis now to ensure the plants remain resilient in a changing climate.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by FCWMD
Friday, December 3, 2021|9:00–10:45AM (10:00–11:45AM EST)|Columbia 3
Christina Leggett (Booz Allen Hamilton)
Luc G. Van Den Durpel
Radioactive waste management programs worldwide are becoming increasingly comprehensive culminating in a final disposal of the radioactive waste. The maturation of various of the activities leading to such radioactive waste management allows nowadays to address the questions on how to optimize the overall process towards a performant radioactive waste management.
Pre-disposal management is hereby key given that it encompasses not only a long time-span between generation of the materials that may become, later-on, totally or partly declared as radioactive waste as well as presenting multiple synergies between various materials/waste process. It is also increasingly allowing for optimization in view of multiple criteria as there are environmental, technical, safety/security/safeguards, regulatory, socio-political, and economic.
This panel session will present key elements for such holistic pre-disposal management as essential and strategic domain to optimize the sustainability performance of nuclear energy.
These elements will be addressed by three international experts on these matters, i.e.:
• Rebecca Tadesse (OECD-NEA)
• Anders Sjöland (SKB, Sweden)
• Cécile Evans (ORANO, France)
Luc Van Den Durpel (Nuclear-21) will moderate this panel-session with Christian Leggett co-chairing.
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